Cardamine pratensis

  • Scientific name: Cardamine pratensis L. Sp. Pl. 2: 656. (1753).
  • Synonyms:
    • Cardamine pratensis var. angustifolia Hook. App. Parry, Jour. Sec. Voy.: 389. (1825).
    • Cardamine pratensis var. palustris Wimm. & Grab. Fl. Siles. II, pt. 1: 266. (1829).
    • Cardamine pratensis var. pratensis L. Sp. Pl. 2: 656. (1753).
    • Common name: cuckoo flower, lady's smock

Distribution:

Additional Information:

  • Chromosome numbers: n = 16, 30, 32; 2n = 16, 32, 48, 64, 72, etc.
  • Canadian status: native and/or introduced
  • Lifeform: perennial, short rhizome
  • Ecology: to arctic: wet meadows, thickets, hummocks, tundra, barrens, bogs, stream banks and flats, ponds, sea and lake shores, beaches, tidal flats, moraine, polygons; sand, gravel, turf, mud, moss, peat, till, alluvium; roadsides and ditches